A few days ago I posted a link to the Wall Street Journal essay written by our very own Mary Beth O’Connor. For those of you without a subscription to the WSJ who are having trouble accessing the article, Mary Beth has given me permission to post her essay here on our LifeRing blog. So,…

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Back in August, our very own LifeRing Board member, Mary Beth O’Connor, had an essay featured in the Wall Street Journal: “I Beat Addiction Without God.”  I couldn’t wait to share the essay with everyone I knew who was seeking choice in recovery!   Mary Beth wrote about her recovery in a way that empowers…

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Reading the recent post on honeybees made me think back to how I started out with LifeRing many years ago. There were no face-to-face meetings in my area (yet) and no online meetings at the time, so I joined one of the email groups, LSRmail, and then later, LSRsafe. This was an ideal way for…

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Your “new life” in recovery is all about sober living, embracing your decision to beat your addiction. As you’ve explored your demons and dedicated your future to living a fulfilling and fruitful existence, positive changes are part of the picture. This may include reevaluating friends you socialized with while you were abusing drugs or alcohol.…

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